MORE than 50 schools and community-based groups took part in dance shows in Huddersfield.
The Jump And Shout shows featuring youngsters aged from three to 18 ran at the Lawrence Batley Theatre over three evenings.
The shows were the culmination of a scheme by Kirklees Energise Dance.
It involves dance development officers going to schools, after- school clubs and community groups to work with young people.
The idea is to show them the enjoyment they can get from dance.
Kirklees Energise Dance is part of the council's Culture And Leisure Services department.
Its staff are now about to work with other groups in the lead-up to more shows at the LBT in early July.
Kirklees Energise Dance development officer Kirsti Larder said: "The show means all the dancers have something to aim for.
"They will have worked on their routines for weeks and weeks and it's great they can then showcase them on the LBT stage."
One group who took part were 13 girls from Kirkburton Middle School.
Their teacher, Liz Price, said: "Despite incredible nerves, they pulled off a flawless routine.
"Jo Holloway, their dance teacher from Kirklees Energise Dance, has been working with them once a week since September.
"Thanks to her and the LBT the girls were able to have the chance to be real stars in front of a live audience."
Jump And Shout events are held two or three times a year. To take part phone 01484 234089.